Alan E. Kimura, MD, MPH



  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (1978)

Medical School

  • University of Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL (1982)


  • Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ (1983)

Ophthalmology Residency

  • University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago, IL (1986)


  • Clinical Electrophysiology: University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago, IL (1989)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (1988)
  • Ocular Vascular: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (1987)

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago, IL
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
  • Associate Professor with Tenure, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO

Board Certification

  • National Board of Medical Examiners (1982)
  • American Board of Ophthalmology (1988)
  • Licensure: Illinois, Iowa, Colorado

Professional Societies

  • Colorado Ophthalmologic Society
  • Retina Society
  • Vitreous Society
  • International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • U.S. World Eye Foundation
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

Other Professional Activities

  • Associate Examiner for Oral Boards, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Reviewer Archives of Ophthalmology American Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Medical Advisory Committee, Lowry Surgery Center, Denver, CO
  • Chair, Denver Medical Community, Foundation Fighting Blindness
  • American Board of Ophthalmology: Diabetes 2000 – State of Iowa Coordinator
  • Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC), appointment on behalf of Colorado Medical Society, 2012
  • Colorado Medical Society, Council on Legislation, appointment on behalf of Denver Medical Society, 2012
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, OPHTHPAC Committee, 2010-present
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Leadership Development Program Class of 2012, on behalf of Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • Foundation Fighting Blindness, Denver VisionWalk Medical Chair, 2006-present
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Dept. Health Policy & Management, Master’s of Public Health degree – Graduated 2013
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Secretariat Award 2014

Dr. Kimura is a native of Chicago, IL. After completing subspecialty fellowship training in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery in 1989 at the University of Iowa, he accepted an offer to join the faculty. Dr. Kimura obtained additional training in retinal vascular diseases, followed by electrophysiology fellowship training. He directed the Ocular Electrophysiology Laboratory, studying inherited retinal diseases, and was the Vitreoretinal Fellowship Director as a tenured professor at the University of Iowa.

After 10 years in academia, Dr. Kimura’s career turned to private practice in Denver, and he has been in private practice the last 10 years. Continuing his research pursuits, he is a co-investigator in the dozen active studies conducted through the practice and continues to contribute to scientific literature, having published 65 papers and eight book chapters. As Medical Chair in Denver for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Dr. Kimura continues to work with industry, private institutions and his community to keep the practice vibrant and at the forefront. One of a handful of American Board of Ophthalmology oral board examiners in the Western states, Dr. Kimura stays current by attending meetings throughout the year and teaching at the University of Colorado with a clinical appointment.

Dr. Kimura is single and continues to travel internationally, enjoying both expeditions in remote areas and discovering the culture of Europe’s cities. He enjoys the variety of outdoor activities that living in Colorado’s mountains affords.